They keep reinstalling the machine and the same problems. The rndc problem keeps showing up. Thats bind not working comes with an error after trying to add an a entry. Exim is gone. Half the server statistics are missing from server status. Ftp is corrupt or missing. Kernel is usually bad. I dont know what to do but I have been draggin with this issue. When I finally had everything fixed after paying couple hundred dollars, it went bad because some how the old kernel was back in even though I was on vacation.
That could be a possibility, having some unnecessary services running in the background. I didn't exactly say do not go under Opterons specs, I just thought that if you felt there wasn't a need for a Dual Opteron server as your solution, you might want to consider a lower-end dedicated server. That includes Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP, AMD Semprons, Pentium III's, etc. I just sometimes feel that VPS's don't perform as well as a comparable spec dedicated server.
Are you sure you know what you are doing with the server administration end of things? The title of this thread is totally misleading. In reality this has nothing to do with the provider, it seems like you either got hacked or don't have as good of a grasp as you should on managing a machine.
I have a few servers with NAC, ~5-10 at any given time, however, I have had a P4 3.2GHZ for 3 months, it has never worked, they have re-installed it 19 times (I have the tickets for every reinstall and the tech always says he cant see whats going wrong.. ) I finaly convenced them last week to replace it with a 2.8GHZ P4 and it works great, they just seem to have some server that have problems and they dont want to admit it... I also got a credit for 2 months after doing a Charge Back for one, they sent me a nasty email saying they were going to unplug all servers due to the charge back, and I sent a copy of all tickets and they got quite, 2 days later, I got 2 months payments back.
They are really easy to deal with normaly, and have a great network, but every so often they are a pain in the ***